Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 18:49:23 GMT

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    So I guess you don't believe that light affects how you react to your
    environment or that the palcebo effect has any influence on how people feel.
      Well, there seems to be a lot of evidence to the contrary, including how
    light affects your sense of time and well being. I'll bet you don't even
    believe that what you believe has a lot to do with what you perceive. But
    that's what belief does for you.

    >On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 10:07 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
    >>After I analyzed them, I realized they would fit just about
    >>anybody regardless of when they were born or what sex they were.
    >James Randi is still doing the show and tell where a group of
    >people are given some pages of their horoscope, supposedly
    >derived from their birthdates, which they were asked to supply
    >prior to the meeting.
    >They are all asked if what they read related to them
    >specifically, and they usually say yes. Then they are asked to
    >pass their horoscope back to the person behind them, and they
    >are asked again.
    >The fact is, of course, that they were all given the same horoscope.
    >>I can understand acupuncture and feng shui. They have some
    >>valid principles behind them.
    >They have absolutely no valid principles behind, around, or
    >through them whatsoever.
    >- Wade

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